Kids kit up for SurFest competition

Coolum Primary School students celebrate the Coolum Surf sponsorship. Photo: Mike Garry/scw1653
Coolum Primary School students celebrate the Coolum Surf sponsorship. Photo: Mike Garry/scw1653

It’s only been open a couple of days but already Coolum Surf is the favourite surf shop of many Coolum Primary School students.

The students’ enthusiasm for the new Birtwill Street store could have something to do with the fact it has agreed to sponsor their team in the Caloundra RSL Small Fry SurFest, to be held on August 25 and 26.

The school’s surfing coordinator Erica Henderson said students and staff were thrilled Coolum Surf had come on board with a generous sponsorship.

“This is our second year participating in the competition and this year we hope to send a team of 20 kids to the event,” Ms Henderson said. “The team will look awesome in their Coolum Surf shirts.”

The shop will also provide extra prizes to support and encourage the students.

The Small Fry SurFest was first staged five years ago to recognise the surfing skills of primary school students.

Last year more than 110 surfers from 14 Coast schools competed.

Coolum Surf will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday with a live on-site broadcast by Hot 91’s Todd and Dave, loads of prizes and giveaways, opening specials and a shaping bay, featuring Darren Handley, Simon Anderson and Luke Short shaping in store.

The mechanical surfboard competition from 10am-1pm will offer $6000 in prizes, including new surfboards.

The family day will also feature a sausage sizzle, free coffee and muffins and a bouncing castle for the kids.

For more information, contact Coolum Surf at the Coolum Village shopping centre. Phone 53511742.

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